Well, it looks like Steve Carell is set for a surprise return on NBC’s finale of The Office. Mindy Kaling of The Mindy Project took to David Letterman this evening where she was prodded with questions regarding her co-star’s return. Her answer was that of “I don’t want to lie to you.” Obviously, she was not contractually obligated to say “no” to such quandaries which is why the safe money will be placed on a return of Michael Scott. Carell was said to be revisiting his desire to stay out of the series-ender until a last minute offer to return. Since that time, his previously vocal stance on leaving the character behind turned to quiet. Continue Reading
A few minutes of Jim Parson’s David Letterman interview from last night hit the net. The actor was on the program promoted The Big Bang Theory (as if it needs it) where he talked about being 40 years old and acting with Bob Newhart in an upcoming episode. Here is the footage.
Matthew McConaughey was on David Letterman last night to talk about his new film Mud, but he ended up talking about another movie, Dallas Buyers Club, and his rapid weight loss for that feature. The movie is based on the life of a homophobic man named Ron Woodroof who was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 1986. More specifically, conversation on that end was all about weight loss. So, yes. It was all for a job. Continue Reading
Luckily, you do not have to wait until 11:30 to get David Letterman’s response to The Tonight Show change-up. CBS has released a preview for tonight’s broadcast, featuring a sizable portion of his musings on the matter. As Dave points out, NBC announced earlier today that Jay Leno would be departing his late night talk show after 22 years. That is not exactly true though as the statement merely has a target of Spring 2014 although sources tell Variety that the shift could happen the first week of March at the latest. Continue Reading
Let this be a lesson to fledgling talent: do not rummage through Meryl Streep’s purse! Spring Breakers’ Harmony Korine learned that the hard way as he was banned from the program soon after Dave caught him doing just that. As a result, the three-time guest has not been on the comedy program since the late 90′s. Of course, none of this was made public until yesterday when James Franco took to The Late Show to promote his new film where he prompted an explanation from the host. Continue on for the footage. Continue Reading
Prepare to get riled up! Mayor Michael Bloomberg sat down with David Letterman today to talk about his infamous soda ban (really a limit, buts let’s not argue semantics) which got shot down in court earlier today. Apparently, restricting movie theater concessions and not grocery stores makes zero sense in the eyes of the law according to the ruling judge. Who knew? Anyways, Bloomberg still thinks they can do it although Letterman brings up the very agreeable (and possibly debatable) point that the obesity epidemic is likely driven by corporations and not necessarily individuals. Hit the jump for the view. Continue Reading
Having missed the full interview, I am not quite sure why Johnny Depp was on David Letterman last night, but one might imagine it was not just for promoting The Lone Ranger. The pic is one of Disney’s big budget features this year; however, the movie does not launch until July. Perhaps this is strategy on the Mouse House’s part as they also sent Armie Hammer on Conan way back in December. Either way, it was a centerpiece of the conversation between Depp and Letterman as the actor talked about doing stunt work as Tonto for the Western. Continue Reading
Seth Rogen was on Letterman last night where he talked about a few things. For the most part, the interview heated up with some debate at the end about the on-going marijuana legalization efforts, but the actor also discussed his new movie which he stars in alongside Barbara Streisand, The Guilt Trip. If you have not been paying attention to the details, this Anne Fletcher-directed road trip comedy was actually shot within 45 minutes of Malibu to help lure in Streisand to the role–something that Rogen mentioned during yesterday’s appearance. Rotten Tomatoes suggests the movie may have paid the price when it came to quality as the film is currently sporting a 35% on the aggregate review site. Continue Reading
There have been a number of articles published in the past week running down what other countries think of our Presidential Election, but none of them gets the point across like Ricky Gervais’ most recent appearance on David Letterman. A brief clip from the Monday evening taping was released online, showing of a portion of the interview where the atheist comic gives his two cents. Naturally, religion played a key role in why he supports Barack Obama. Continue Reading
Jimmy Kimmel had his life-long hero David Letterman on his Brooklyn-set show last night, and here is the interview. Pretty much Jimmy sucks up to his guest the entire time while the late night rival lays down a bunch of anecdotes. This really is nothing too special, but it is always neat to see a meeting of the talk show hosts. Howard Stern was actually on the program the night before berating both parties for doing such a thing because JKL is moving to 11:30 early next year. Of course, that does come up at the end of the appearance so check out what Dave has to say on that. Continue Reading
Hurricane Sandy is creating a lot of noise on the East Coast, and that is leading some late night programming to play it safe. In total, three programs will be airing repeats: Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report. The headliner of the three is easily JKL which was supposed to begin a week of Brooklyn-set shows on Monday night with guests Chris Rock, Kelly Ripa, and Alicia Keys. Talk about bad timing. Continue Reading
Not a whole lot of people watch David Letterman anymore. Through the years there has been a high degree of genre saturation contributing to the decline, but many also feel as if the host does not try anymore although that argument might be better suited for another day. The news story this afternoon is that President Barack Obama’s appearance on The Late Show found a two-and-a-half year ratings high with the best overall viewership in four years.
Since the President has done this sort of thing before, we completely buy into the notion that yesterday evening’s controversy with the leaked video of Mitt Romney fueled the buzz for Obama’s appearance. Many people wanted to hear what he had to say on the topic and no, he did not jump up and down screaming ‘I won, I won.’ Continue Reading
Channing Tatum is in a male stripper movie in case you have not heard. The 21 Jump Street actor took to David Letterman earlier today to promote it, and while the full interview will not air until later tonight, a clip has been released for your viewing pleasure. Continue Reading